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1st Edition

The Environment, Climate Change, and Governance in China

ISBN 9781138015487
Published November 2, 2015 by Routledge
2040 Pages

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Book Description

This four volume collection of selected works examines the political, social and economic aspects of the interaction between Chinese society and the natural environment from past to present as well as future challenges. Volume 1 and 2 are dedicated to China’s environmental history and the tremendous environmental challenges of today’s emerging economy, the second part (Volume 3-4) focuses on society’s response to environmental degradation and climate change.

Table of Contents

Volume I: The natural setting and legacy of environmental governance

Part 1: China’s Environmental History

1. Robert B Marks: ‘Timelines for China’s Environmental History’, China: Its Environment and History (Rowman, 2012).

2. Ping-ti Ho, ‘The Loess and the Origin of Chinese Agriculture’, The American Historical Review, 1969, 75, 1, 1–36.

3. Karl August Wittfogel, ‘Meteorological Records from the Divination Inscription of Shang’, Geographical Review, 1940, 30, 1, 110–33.

4. Mark Elvin, ‘The Environmental Legacy of Imperial China’, The China Quarterly, 1998, 156, 733–56.

5. Peter Perdue: ‘Official Goals and Local Interests: Water Control in the Dongting Lake Region During the Ming and Qing Periods’, Journal of Asian Studies, 1982, 41, 4, 747–65.

6. Xue Yong, ‘"Treasure Nightsoil as if it Were Gold": Economic and Ecological Links Between Urban and Rural Areas in Late Imperial Jiangnan’, Late Imperial China, 2005, 26, 1, 41–71.

7. Robert B. Marks, ‘Commercialization Without Capitalism: Processes of Environmental Change in South China, 1550–1850’, Environmental History, 1996, 1, 1, 56–82.

8. Kenneth Pommeranz, ‘The Transformation of China’s Environment, 1500–2000’, in Edmund Burke and Kenneth Pommeranz (eds.), The Environment and World History (University of California Press, 2009), pp. 118–64.

9. W. C. Lowdermilk, ‘Forestry in Denuded China’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1930, 152, 127–41.

10. Judith Shapiro, ‘Population, Dams and Political Repression’, Mao’s War Against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China (Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 21–65.

11. Peter Ho, ‘Mao’s War Against Nature? The Environmental Impact of the Grain-first Campaign in China’, The China Journal, 2003, 50, 37–59.

Part 2: Attitudes Towards Nature (Environmental Ethics and Values)

12. Mary Evelyn Tucker, ‘The Relevance of Chinese Neo-Confucianism for the Reverence of Nature’, Environmental History Review, 1991, 15, 2, 55–70.

13. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer, ‘On the Relationship Between Man and Nature’, in Hans Ullrich Vogel and Günter Dux (eds.), Concepts of Nature: A Chinese-European Cross-Cultural Perspective (Brill, 2010), pp. 526–42.

14. James Miller: ‘Daoism and Nature’, in Helaine Selin and Arne Kalland (eds.), Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures (Kluwer, 2003), pp. 393–409.

15. Rhoads Murphey, ‘Man and Nature in China’, Modern Asian Studies, 1967, 1, 4, 313–33.

16. Richard B. Harris, ‘Approaches to Conserving Vulnerable Wildlife in China: Does the Colour of Cat Matter if the Cat Catches Mice’, Environmental Values, 1996, 5, 4, 303–34.

17. Paul Harris, ‘Getting Rich is Glorious: Environmental Values in the People’s Republic of China’, Environmental Values, 2004, 13, 2, 145–65.

Volume II: Social and economic issues of modernization and environmental impacts

Part 1: General Overview

18. Judith Shapiro, ‘Environmental Challenges: Drivers and Trends’, China’s Environmental Challenges (Polity Press, 2012), pp. 33–57.

Part 2: Exploitation of Natural Resources and Environment (Forestry, Biodiversity, Soil, Water, Marine Environment)

19. Yong Jiang, ‘China’s Water Scarcity’, Journal of Environmental Management, 2009, 90, 3185–96.

20. Robert F. Ash and Richard Louis Edmonds, ‘China’s Land Resources, Environment and Agricultural Production’, The China Quarterly, 1998, 156, 836–79.

21. James Harkness, ‘Recent Trends in Forestry and Conservation of Biodiversity in China’, The China Quarterly, 1998, 156, 911–51.

22. Jianguo Liu, ‘Complex Forces Affect China’s Biodiversity’, in Navjot S. Sodhi, Luke Gibson, and Peter H. Raven (eds.), Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropics (Wiley, 2013), pp. 207–15.

23. Tim Wright, ‘China’s Coal Industry: Growth and Development Over the Long Term’, in Tim Wright, The Political Economy of the Chinese Coal Industry: Black Gold and Blood-stained Coal (Routledge, 2013), pp. 19–44.

24. Jost Wübbeke, ‘Rare Earth Elements in China: Policies and Narratives of Reinventing an Industry’, Resources Policy, 2013, 38, 384–94.

Part 3: Urban Environmental Issues (Air Pollution, Drinking Water, Solid Waste, Soil)

25. Min Shao, Xiaoyan Tang, Yuanhang Zhang, and Wenjun Li, ‘City Clusters in China: Air and Surface Water Pollution’, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2006, 4, 7, 353–61.

26. Shuxiao Wang and Jiming Hao, ‘Air Quality Management in China: Issues, Challenges, Options’, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2012, 24, 2–13.

27. Boqiang Qin et al., ‘A Drinking Water Crisis in Lake Taihu, China: Linkage to Climate Variability and Lake Management’, Environmental Management, 2010, 45, 105–12.

28. Dong Qing Zhang, Soon Keat Tan, and Richard M. Gersky, ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management in China: Status, Problems, Challenges’, Journal of Environmental Management, 2010, 91, 8, 1623–33.

29. Yuebing Sun et al., ‘Spatial, Sources and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination of Urban Soils in Typical Regions of Shenyang, China’, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 174, 455–62.

Part 4: Food Safety/Environment and Intensive Agriculture

30. X. T. Ju, ‘Nitrogen Balance and Groundwater Nitrate Contamination: Comparison Among Three Intensive Cropping Systems on the North China Plain", Environmental Pollution, 2006, 143, 117–25.

31. James Keely, ‘Balancing Technological Innovation and Environmental Regulation: An Analysis of Chinese Agricultural Biotechnology Governance’, Environmental Politics, 2006, 2, 293–309.

32. Xiaofang Pei et al., ‘The China Melamine Milk Scandal and its Implications for Food Safety Regulation’, Food Policy, 2011, 36, 412–20.

Part 5: Environment and Public Health

33. Jennifer Holdaway, ‘Environment and Health Research: The State of the Field’, The China Quarterly, 2013, 214, 255–82.

34. Kira Matus et al., ‘Health Damages from Air Pollution in China’, Global Environmental Change, 2012, 22, 55–66.

35. Bryan Tilt, ‘Industrial Pollution and Environmental Health in Rural China: Risk, Uncertainty and Individualisation’, The China Quarterly, 2013, 214, 283–301.

36. Anna Lora-Wainwright, ‘An Anthropology of "Cancer Villages": Villagers’ Perspectives and the Politics of Responsibility’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2010, 63, 79–99.

Volume III: Environmental governance

Part 1: General Overview

37. Richard Louis Edmonds, ‘The Evolution of Environmental Policy in the People’s Republic of China’, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 2011, 3, 13–35.

38. Guizhen He, Yonglong Lu, Arthur P. J. Mol, and Theo Beckers, ‘Changes and Challenges: China’s Environmental Management in Transition’, Environmental Development, 2012, 3, 25–38.

39. Judith Shapiro, ‘The Evolving Tactics of China’s Green Movement’, Current History, 2013, 9, 224–9.

Part 2: Institutional Setting, Organization of Environmental Protection Policies

40. Genia Kostka and Arthur P. Mol, ‘Implementation and Participation in China’s Local Environmental Politics: Challenges and Innovations’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 2013, 15, 3–16.

41. Sarah Eaton and Genia Kostka, ‘Authorian Environmentalism Underminded? Local Leaders’ Time Horizons and Environmental Policy Implementation in China’, The China Quarterly, 2014, 218, 359–80.

42. James Nickum: ‘Water Policy Reform in China’s Fragmented Hydraulic State: Focus on Self-Funded/Managed Irrigation and Drainage Districts’, Water Alternatives, 2010, 3, 3, 537–51.

43. Sara R. Jordan, ‘Network Public Management and Challenge of Biodiversity Management in China’, in Joey Jay Kassiola and Sujian Guo (eds.), China’s Environmental Crisis: Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 41–59.

44. Marcus Wachtmeister, ‘Overview and Analysis of Environmental and Climate Policies in China’s Automotive Sector’, Journal of Environment & Development, 2013, 22, 3, 284–312.

Part 3: Transnational Environmental Diplomacy and International Cooperation

45. Lester Ross, ‘Environmental Protection, Domestic Policy Trends, Patterns of Participation in Regimes and Compliance with International Norms’, The China Quarterly, 1998, 156, 809–35.

46. Abigail R. Jahiel, ‘China, the WTO, and Implication for the Environment’, Environmental Politics, 2006, 2, 310–29.

47. Sebastian Biba, ‘Desecuritization in China’s Behavior towards its Transboundary Rivers: The Mekong River, the Brahmaputra River, and the Irtysh and Ili Rivers’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2014, 85, 21–43.

Part 4: Domestic Environmental Law and its Implementation

48. Benjamin van Rooij and Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, ‘Fragile Convergence: Understanding Variation in the Enforcement of China’s Industrial Pollution Law’, Law & Policy, 2010, 32, 1, 14–37.

49. Rachel E. Stern, ‘From Dispute to Decision: Suing Polluters in China’, The China Quarterly, 2011, 206, 294–312.

50. Zhang Minchun and Zhang Bao, ‘Specialized Environmental Courts in China: Status Quo, Challenges and Responses’, Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2012, 30, 3, 1–25.

51. Yuhong Zhao, ‘Public Participation in China’s EIA Regime: Rhetoric or Reality’, Journal of Environmental Law, 2010, 22, 1, 89–123.

Part 5: Economic Dimension

52. Elizabeth C. Economy: ‘Environmental Governance: The Emerging Economic Dimension’, Environmental Politics, 2006, 2, 171–89.

53. Vic Li and Graeme Lang, ‘China’s "Green GDP" Experiment and the Struggle for Ecological Modernisation’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2010, 40, 1, 44–62.

54. D. Liang and A. P. Mol, ‘ Political Modernisation in China’s Forest Governance? Payment Schemes for Forest Ecological Services in Liaoning’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 2013, 15, 1, 65–88.

Part 6: Environment, Access to Information and Civil Society (NGOs)

55. Guobin Yang, ‘Environmental NGOs and Institutional Dynamics in China’, The China Quarterly, 2005, 181, 46–66.

56. Yeling Tan, ‘Transparency without Democracy: The Unexpected Effects of China’s Environmental Disclosure Policy’, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administrations, and Institutions, 2014, 27, 1, 37–62.

57. Jonathan Sullivan and Lei Xie, ‘Environmental Activism, Social Networks and the Internet’, The China Quarterly, 2009, 198, 422–32.

Volume IV: Climate governance

Part 1: The Evolution of China’s Climate Policies

58. Miriam Schroeder, ‘Supporting China’s Green Leap Forward: Political Strategies for China’s Climate Policies’, in Ian Baily and Hugh Compston (eds.), Feeling the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 97–122.

59. Jost Wübbeke, ‘China’s Climate Change Expert Community: Principles, Mechanisms and Influence’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2012, 22, 82, 712–31.

Part 2: Impacts of Climate Change for China

60. Piao Shilong et al., ‘The Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture in China’, Nature, 2010, 467, 43–51.

Part 3: Inventory of GHG Emissions

61. L. Sugar, C. Kennedy, and E. Leman‚ ‘Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Chinese Cities’, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2012, 16, 4, 552–63.

Part 4: Climate Diplomacy

62. Björn Conrad, ‘China in Copenhagen: Reconciling the "Beijing Climate Revolution" and the "Copenhagen Climate Obstinacy"’, The China Quarterly, 2012, 210, 435–55.

63. Karl Hallding et al., ‘Rising Powers: The Evolving Role of BASIC Countries", Climate Policy, 2013, 13, 5, 608–31.

64. Philipp Stalley, ‘Principled Strategy: The Role of Equity Norms in China’s Climate Change Diplomacy’, Global Environmental Politics, 2013, 13, 1, 1–8.

65. Miriam Schroeder, ‘Varieties of Carbon Governance: Utilizing the Clean Development Mechanism for Chinese Priorities’, Journal of Environment and Development, 2009, 18, 4, 371–94.

Part 5: Domestic Climate Policies

66. Li Jun and Wang Xin, ‘Energy and Climate Policy in China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan: A Paradigm Shift’, Energy Policy, 2012, 41, 519–28.

67. Nina Khanna, David Fridley, and Lixuan Hong, ‘China’s Pilot Low Carbon-City Initiative: A Comparative Assessment of National Goals and Local Plans’, Sustainable Cities and Society, 2014, 12, 110–21.

68. Y. Alex Lo, ‘Carbon Trading in a Socialist Market Economy: Can China Make a Difference?’, Ecological Economics, 2013, 87, 72–4.

69. Jing Jing Jiang, Bin Ye, and Xiao Ming Ma, ‘The Construction of Shenzhen’s Carbon Emission Trading Scheme’, Energy Policy, 2012, 75, 17–21.

70. Pan Jiahua, Zheng Yan, and Anil Markandya, ‘Adaptation Approaches to Climate Change in China: An Operational Framework’, Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, 2011, 11, 1, 99–112.

71. Li Bingqin, ‘Governing Urban Climate Change Adaptation in China’, Environment & Urbanization, 2013, 25, 2, 413–27.

Part 6: Energy Efficiency and Reduction of Carbon Intensity

72. Genia Kostka and William Hobbs, ‘Local Energy Efficiency Policy Implementation in China: Bridging the Gap Between National Priorities and Local Interests’, The China Quarterly, 2012, 211, 765–85.

73. Chen Wenying and Xu Ruina, ‘Clean Coal Technology Development in China’, Energy Policy, 2010, 38, 2123–30.

Part 7: Renewable Energy

74. Sara Schuman and Alvin Lin, ‘China’s Renewable Energy Law and its Impact on Renewable Power in China: Progress, Challenges and Recommendations for Improving Implementation’, Energy Policy, 2012, 51, 89–109.

75. Sufang Zhang, Zhao Xiaoli, Philip Andrews-Speed, and Yongxiu He, ‘The Development Trajectories of Wind Power and Solar PV Power in China: A Comparison and Policy Recommendations’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2013, 26, 322–31.

76. Wang Zhongying, Qin Haiyan, and Joanna I. Lewis, ‘China’s Wind Power Industry: Policy Support, Technological Achievements, and Emerging Challenges’, Energy Policy, 2012, 51, 80–8.

77. Eduard B. Vermeer, ‘Slowing Down China’s Hydropower Development: Problems of Pricing, Resettlement and Ecology’, in M. Parvazi Amineh and Yang Guang (eds.), Secure Oil and Alternative Energy: The Geopolitics of Energy Paths of China and The European Union (Brill, 2012), pp. 372–425.

Part 8: Geo-engineering

78. Kingley Edney and Joanthan Symons, ‘China and the Blunt Temptations of Geo-engineering: The Role of Solar Radiation Management in China’s Strategic Response to Climate Change’, The Pacific Review, 2014, 27, 3, 307–32.

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